his winter, bring your inner Grace Kelly out. Bulky, oversized overcoats are the swankiest things going around. Overcoats that are dramatically over-sized are not only hot but will keep you cosy like nothing else. Dropped shoulders, super-long cuffs and massive lapels have never been more flattering.
Post baby, Kim Kardashian has gone all out with her oversized overcoats. From cream to canary yellow there isn’t a stone she’s left unturned. Rihanna, who always keeps it chic, and Katy Perry, with her outrageous style have jumped on this bandwagon as well, while desi girl Priyanka Chopra graced foreign lands with high heels and a sexy black overcoat.
Stella McCartney’s runway saw a flood of oversized overcoats in delicious colours like grey and plush magenta. Celine, Carven and Max Mara did more than justice to this winter trend with overcoats in shades of powder blue, blush and steel grey. Derek Lam’s earthy overcoat screams class, while Victoria Beckham took things to another level with checks. Kenzo and Nordstrom showcased printed oversized overcoats for men that are quite the head turners.
If you are petite it would be best to steer clear of this trend; you don’t want to look like you are drowning in your coat, do you? The same goes for those on the heaver side. Remember to balance your overcoat with slim fit bottoms like skinnies or leggings or even fitted dresses and skirts. Keep your look clean with perhaps just a scarf; the more minimalistic you keep your look the better an oversized coat will work. Footwear paired with these coats should also be simple and a clutch would be just perfect. Boys can wear their oversized overcoats with slim fit bottoms or tailored trousers.
Oversized coats comes in all colours, but it’s the pastels that we are loving the most this season.
So be bold and jump a size up!